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Forum: Musician Talk 01-16-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By ancientson
It really depends on what you are warming up...

It really depends on what you are warming up for....If I am going to play a show, jam a little or even just learn something new, I usually start with stretches, chord drills and chromatic scales....
Forum: Musician Talk 01-13-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By ancientson
When I started learning music theory, three...

When I started learning music theory, three things really helped me when learning scales: notation, intervals and the Circle of 5th's, (or 4th's). First I only practiced the first position in all...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-12-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By ancientson
I had the same issue years ago. I have gigantic...

I had the same issue years ago. I have gigantic hands and sometimes this presents an issue with certain things on guitar, bends were no exception. I simply just raised my action a little bit and that...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 01-12-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 889
Posted By ancientson
Same as many others....I started in the mid 80's,...

Same as many others....I started in the mid 80's, no computer, no internet. All my friends played and we used to hang at this jam space where all the older kids would shred and show us all sorts of...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 11-28-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By ancientson
This really depends on the kind of player you...

This really depends on the kind of player you want to be. Petrucci is a very intense, disciplined player. Like many others, myself included, we like to play everything, everywhere on the guitar. This...
Forum: Musician Talk 10-25-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,409
Posted By ancientson
EZ Drummer is a very inexpensive, simple drum...

EZ Drummer is a very inexpensive, simple drum program that sounds great!
Forum: Musician Talk 08-04-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By ancientson
That is excellent advice! Most...

That is excellent advice!

Most teachers/instructors get down to business without taking the student into consideration.

I love teaching children! They take everything in and are very inquisitive....
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-10-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,046
Posted By ancientson
I have had my MIM strat since '98 and I just had...

I have had my MIM strat since '98 and I just had it dressed. My 50th anniversary is still going strong! I am surprised that the tech did it without asking.
Forum: Musician Talk 06-10-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By ancientson
I always stretch out my limbs before I play, then...

I always stretch out my limbs before I play, then I go through a series of finger stretches on the fretboard. I do shake my hand a little as well. The key is to relax and stay loose. DO NOT OVER DO...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-05-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By ancientson
It really is hit or miss. If you are looking at a...

It really is hit or miss. If you are looking at a guitar that is under 1k, then odds are nothing was done to it; tuned, strings changed, cleaned up.

Best advice, ask a lot of questions and be...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-03-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By ancientson
I have a 50th Anniversary Strat. I love it!...

I have a 50th Anniversary Strat. I love it! However, I did replace all the electronics. It plays super nice; maple neck, contour heal, Sperzel machine heads. I also have a MIM strat which is my baby...
Forum: Electric Guitar 06-03-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 502
Posted By ancientson
I use Music Nomad Guitar Polish. It is awesome...

I use Music Nomad Guitar Polish. It is awesome stuff! As stated before, Dunlop makes some great stuff as well.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-02-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By ancientson
G major. The D note is an added fifth instead of...

G major. The D note is an added fifth instead of an open B string which is the third.
Forum: Musician Talk 06-02-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By ancientson
What is it that you want to improve on? Theory?...

What is it that you want to improve on? Theory? Ear? Technique? There is always room for improvement.
Forum: Musician Talk 06-02-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By ancientson
Do not look at the Circle of Fifths as a thing to...

Do not look at the Circle of Fifths as a thing to learn, look at it as a tool you can use.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-01-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By ancientson
An intense practice session is a work out! Before...

An intense practice session is a work out! Before I pick up my guitar for any reason, (gig, practice), I stretch out my entire body, before, during and after. Be sure to warm up and cool down as...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 06-01-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By ancientson
Practice slow, slow, slow with a metronome. There...

Practice slow, slow, slow with a metronome. There are tons of great lessons out there from this site!
Forum: Musician Talk 05-31-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,409
Posted By ancientson
ABSOLUTELY!!! Roy is a great guitarist!

ABSOLUTELY!!!
Roy is a great guitarist!
Forum: Musician Talk 05-31-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,409
Posted By ancientson
Neil Schon

Neil Schon
Forum: Musician Talk 05-30-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By ancientson
I did it for money and networking! Funny enough,...

I did it for money and networking! Funny enough, I have met many musicians that do it for "fame"?! I myself, would rather write, collaborate and bust my ass being original.
Forum: Musician Talk 05-29-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By ancientson
eBay or try trading/selling at a local music...

eBay or try trading/selling at a local music store.
Forum: Musician Talk 05-29-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By ancientson
The issues I have found in cover bands, both my...

The issues I have found in cover bands, both my own and friends, is the drama! Girlfriends, wives, boyfriends, husbands, thinking that they are part of the band and can make decisions and/or the...
Forum: Musician Talk 05-29-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,545
Posted By ancientson
Typically standard.

Typically standard.
Forum: Guitar Techniques 05-29-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 727
Posted By ancientson
Agreed! Great reference!

Agreed! Great reference!
Forum: Original Recordings 05-27-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By ancientson
Awesome! I really liked the break down in Stay...

Awesome! I really liked the break down in Stay the Same.
Forum: Musician Talk 05-26-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,146
Posted By ancientson
I used to be the same way! Trust me, it does not...

I used to be the same way! Trust me, it does not hinder anything! Theory will open new doors and let you express yourself more creatively.
Forum: 80s Rock, Shred & Progressive 05-20-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 43,234
Posted By ancientson
Just purchased the Saturated live in Montreal and...

Just purchased the Saturated live in Montreal and it was amazing! I was however disappointed in the bonus footage; not much of it, but what is on the DVD is cool.
Forum: Musician Talk 05-12-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,203
Posted By ancientson
It usually just pops in my head. Otherwise, when...

It usually just pops in my head. Otherwise, when I am jamming out or just doodling. I never get technical, whatever comes from my heart and soul.
Forum: 80s Rock, Shred & Progressive 04-29-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 43,234
Posted By ancientson
Can not wait to get this DVD! I agree, the Paris...

Can not wait to get this DVD! I agree, the Paris DVD has way too many visual fx...
Forum: Guitar Gear & Accessories 04-28-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By ancientson
Did it start soon right after you put everything...

Did it start soon right after you put everything together and plugged in???
Start over......plug into the amp...No noise? Then add one pedal....No noise? Add another. Try a different cable from the...
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